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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Forage Crops

by Cai, Hongwei

<P>Forage crops include several species of grasses and legumes that are widely used as animal fodder in the form of hay, pasturage and silage, as well as for turf and erosion control. Some forage grasses are also being considered for bio-energy ...

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas

by Edwards, Dave

<P>The book describes the history of <EM>Brassica</EM> oilseed crops, introduces the <EM>Brassica</EM> genome, its evolution, diversity, classical genetic studies, and breeding. It also delves into molecular genetic linkage and physical maps, ...

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peanuts

by Mallikarjuna, Nalini

<P>Peanut, an amphidiploid, is an important food and oil crop and has an interesting evolutionary history. This book provides a glimpse of the advances in genetic resources and genomics research of peanut made during the last decade. It contains

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peppers and Eggplants

by Kang, Byoung-Cheorl

<P>Peppers and eggplants are two leading vegetable crops produced and consumed worldwide. To facilitate the breeding for agronomical traits such as disease resistance and quality, diverse molecular genetic studies have been carried out. Recent ...

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Poplar

by Joshi, C. P.

<P>Written by researchers representing six countries and 28 institutions, this book highlights the development of the genus <EM>Populus</EM> as a model organism for tree genomics. Reflecting an impressive depth of coverage, the contributors' ...

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sugarcane

by Henry, Robert J.

<P>The fast-growing sugarcane plant is a major source of sugar (sucrose) in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The high productivity of the plant also makes it a key target for use as an energy crop. The fiber of the plant is used to generate ...

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sunflower

by Hu, Jinguo

<P>The sunflower has fascinated mankind for centuries. The oilseed sunflower contributes approximately&nbsp;ten percent of the world's plant-derived edible oil and the confection type sunflower holds a considerable share of the directly consumed

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Vegetable Brassicas

by Sadowski, Jan

<P>Due to their diversity, vegetable Brassicas are of great economic import and offer unique opportunities to enrich our knowledge about plant growth, development, and rapid phenotypic evolution. By applying emerging genomic technologies, we may

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Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas

by Pillay, Michael

<P><EM>Musa </EM>is one of three genera in the family of <EM>Musaceae</EM>. Over 50 species of <EM>Musa</EM> exist, including bananas and plantains. This book assembles the latest information on the genomic research of this genus. A group of ...

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Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Grapes

by Adam-Blondon, Anne-Francoise

<P>Grapevine is a highly valuable crop worldwide, both from a cultural as well as a commercial point of view. One of its major advantages is that it is well adapted to scarce water conditions. The main object of grapevine breeding is to develop ...

ISBN: 9781439871997

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Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean

by Bilyeu, Kristin

<P>The soybean is an economically important leguminous seed crop for feed and food products that is rich in seed protein (about 40 percent) and oil (about 20 percent); it enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria. </P> ...

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Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Tomato

by Liedl, Barbara E.

<P>This volume covers the advances in the study of tomato diversity and taxonomy. It examines the mapping of simple and complex traits, classical genetics and breeding, association studies, molecular breeding, positional cloning, and structural ...

ISBN: 9781466563254

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Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants

by Arthur Robert Harding

<p>When the price of Ginseng advanced some years ago hundreds engaged in the business who knew little or nothing of farming, plant raising and horticulture. That they largely failed is not to be wondered at. Later many began in a small way and ...

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GIS Applications in Agriculture, Volume Four: Conservation Planning

by Mueller, Tom

<P>Conservation planning involves targeted management practices and land use decision-making based on careful analysis of landscape limitations in order to protect soil and water resources. Developing solutions to conservation planning is of ...

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Greenhouses

Advanced Technology for Protected Horticulture

by Joe J. Hanan

<p>A greenhouse provides an essential means of livelihood to its owner and must be economically practical for the particular climate in which it stands. Greenhouses: Advanced Technology for Protected Horticulture addresses the major ...

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Halophytic and Salt-Tolerant Feedstuffs: Impacts on Nutrition, Physiology and Reproduction of Livestock

by El Shaer, Hassan M.

<P>Naturally occurring salt tolerant and halophytic plants (trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs) have always been utilized by livestock as a supplement or drought reserve. Salt tolerant forage and fodder crops are now being planted over wide ...

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Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants

by Kole, Chittaranjan

<P>As the world's population is projected to reach 10 billion or more by 2100, devastating fossil fuel shortages loom in the future unless more renewable alternatives to energy are developed. Bioenergy, in the form of cellulosic biomass, starch,

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Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology

by Pessarakli, Mohammad

<P>The <B><I>Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology</B></I> contains information on cultural practices, nutrition, and physiological processes of cucurbits under both normal and stressful conditions. It presents the ...

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Handbook of Cyanobacteria

by Sarma, T. A.

<P>This handbook acquaints readers with the exciting developments in various areas of cyanobacterial research in the backdrop of the publication of complete genome sequence of the cyanobacterium <I>Synechocystis sp. </I>strain PCC 6803 in 1996. ...

ISBN: 9781466559417

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Handbook of Edible Weeds

Herbal Reference Library

by James A. Duke

<p>Handbook of Edible Weeds contains detailed descriptions and illustrations of 100 edible weeds, representing 100 genera of higher plant species. Some of the species are strictly American, but many are cosmopolitan weeds. Each account includes ...

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